Kevin Wright      

Full name Kevin John Wright

Born December 27, 1953, North Fremantle, Western Australia

Current age 61 years 2 days

Major teams Australia, South Australia, Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 18 5 219 55* 16.84 0 1 21 0 31 4
ODIs 5 2 0 29 23 14.50 52 55.76 0 0 0 0 8 0
First-class 85 128 33 2551 105 26.85 2 11 268 26
List A 20 15 7 136 23 17.00 0 0 24 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 85 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 27-Feb 1, 1979 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Mumbai, Nov 3-7, 1979 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 4, 1979 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Canada at Birmingham, Jun 16, 1979 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1974-1984
List A span 1977-1984
Profile

Wicketkeeper Kevin Wright came from the same club as Rodney Marsh, and his Test debut came because of Marsh's defection to World Series Cricket. Tidy and agile, Wright replaced John Maclean for the last two Tests of the disastrous 1978-79 Ashes series, retaining his place for two Tests against Pakistan which followed. He was in the Australian side for the 1979 World Cup, and in India that winter he enhanced his reputation with both gloves and the bat - he made a batting fifty at Delhi. But he returned home to find Marsh restored, not only in the Australian side but also the Western Australian one. He still made fairly regular appearances when Marsh was on international duty - in 1979-80 Wright scored 321 runs at 35.66 - but he slipped further out of the reckoning when Steve Rixon was picked as Australia's No. 2 for their 1981 England tour. He moved to South Australia in 1981-82, but again was supplanted, this time by Wayne Phillips, and retired shortly after his 30th birthday.
Martin Williamson

Latest Photos

Nov 7, 1979

Australian wicketkeeper Kevin Wright dives for the ball, India v Australia, 6th Test, Bombay, 4th day, November 7, 1979

Australian wicketkeeper Kevin Wright dives for the ball

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Nov 3, 1979

Sunil Gavaskar of India sweeps during his century, sixth Test, India v Australia, Bombay

Sunil Gavaskar sweeps

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Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Test: Australia v India at Melbourne - Dec 26-30
Australia 530 & 261/7 India 465
Syd Sixers v Scorchers at Sydney - Dec 29
Scorchers won by 36 runs
Melb Reneg v Syd Thunder at Melbourne (Docklands)
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Strikers v Hurricanes at Adelaide
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Scorchers v Syd Thunder at Perth
Jan 1, 2015 (16:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
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